KAREN BLACK, watch your back! You think you own the corner on horror anthologies? Well, lilâ€™ DREW BARRYMORE has got someÂ wigs up her sleeve too. She makes playing fourÂ separate characters look like childâ€™s play in this whisker-licking STEPHEN KING penned comedy-horror hybrid. Her first appearance? A magicÂ mannequin that sets a wayward feline on a vision-quest. Ever played aÂ mannequin before Karen? Didnâ€™t think so. Next up, Drew is JAMES WOODâ€™s mentally handicapped child in the black comedy showcase â€œQuitters Inc.â€ Here theÂ unstoppable Drew sports oversized glasses, talks slower than normal, and is threatened withÂ electrocution if her dad doesnâ€™t nix the nicotine.(Donâ€™t people usually get nominated for OSCARS when they go GUMP? I guess not when all of Hollywood isÂ jealous of how cool you are, like in Drewâ€™s case!) This story is also laced with more danger for our cat pal who must escape being used as a guinea pig! In story two our little Drew is spotted in a cat foodÂ commercialÂ wearing an ANNIE fro. Go Drew GO! Itâ€™s called â€œThe Ledgeâ€ and the catâ€™s in it too, along with theÂ meanest pigeon youâ€™ve ever seen. He pecks ROBERT HAYS’ foot while theyâ€™re both a jillion stories high trying to escape a cuckoo cuckold from Jersey. Finally our Puss findâ€™s his way to the final story which is always the best one. This segment is named â€œGeneralâ€ and now so is our cat friend. He must protect Americaâ€™s darling from a harlequin-hooded troll that wants to steal her precious breath! Generalâ€™s majorÂ obstacle is Drewâ€™s bitch of a mom who wonâ€™t listen to reason and thinks sheâ€™s the center of the universe. This character was obviously based on real-life spaz JADE BARRYMORE. Anyway theÂ dumbbell mom tries to put the cat to sleep but fails miserably and before you can say “euthanasia” General returns to save the day! And when I say â€œsave the dayâ€ I mean participate in the rockingest throw down that has ever graced theater screens EVER! Now Drew and her Cat can live happily ever after and look forward to a future without wigs!Â
- This cat is so awesome that he foils both CUJO and killer car CHRISTINE both on the same day! If anyone knows how he configures into the DARKTOWER series please email me!
- ALAN KING rules as the head of â€œQuitters Inc.â€
- Suicide is not an option in a universe that is home to a film that features a cat putting a troll on a record player and then playing it faster with his paw at DREW BARRYMOREâ€™s command! This scene could put Bellevue out of business for good!
The cat appears in The Dark Tower series in the Gunslinger Born Chapter 5, the cat delievers a message on a piece of paper and in the comic the cat is skinless “Gods, that mutie cat stinks to high heaven, want me to shoot it Sai Thorin? “
Irving, you rule! I knew that couldn’t be the last of that cat! He should have his own series!
Definitely, oh and btw, love this frickin site.
The cat in the Dark Tower is not the cat from Cat’s Eye. Nice try.
THAT cat is Musty, familiar of Rhea of the Coos. The damn thing has no fur and SIX LEGS….and two of them don’t work!
Not near as awesome as General, though…who already found the Dark Tower, btw. Shot through Roland’s legs on the way up the steps and screwed Roland out of a decent ending.
(Actually, I like the ending…)